Sculpting - ***1/2
If you like the maquette style, you'll love the look of
Superman. He's very thick, and quite heavy. His head and
shoulders might appear a bit too large at first, but it does match the
show well. He is in the usual stoic pose.
Some folks have had trouble
with the scale, however. Superman is exactly the same height as
Wonder Woman, and slightly shorter than Martian Manhunter. While I
haven't watched the show in the last few weeks, it seems to me that MM is
the tallest on the cartoon. Also, because he is so much thicker and
larger across than WW, it may make him appear to be shorter than he
actually is. I've included a photo of all three at the bottom for
you to compare. Making him just a smidge taller would have been wise
on their part.
Paint - ****
I have absolutely nothing to complain about here. My Supes has
excellent, clean lines, with well painted eyes, and good color
separation. The red of his cape, the blue of his body, and the skin
tone of his face are all consistent in tone and shade.
Quality - ***1/2
Similar to MM, Supes has a lot of heft. His ankles are also quite
thicker, making it less likely you'll snap him off at the calves in some
Still, you need to be careful
with all of these, as they are meant to stay on a shelf with little
Design - ***1/2
The extreme thickness in the neck and shoulders, along with the width of
the shoulders, takes away from the design for me slightly. I know
that it's fairly true to the source material, but it made his head look
like it was squatting down on his body a bit too much.
Value - ***
At about $75, these are a decent value. If you can get these for $60
or less, add some more stars to the value section.
Overall - ***1/2
Superman is another excellent example of what a maquette can look
like. The only real issue here is the slight scale problem, and I do
wish they'd made him just a quarter inch taller.